The eclogues of Virgil / translated with introduction, notes and Latin text by A.J. Boyle Virgil

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Virgil.; Pastoral poetry, Latin.; Country life - Rome - Poetry.
The Eclogues (also called the Bucolics) are the first of the three major works of the Latin poet Virgil. Imitating the Greek Bucolica ("on care of cattle", so named from the poetry's rustic subjects) by Theocritus, Virgil created a Roman version partly by offering a dramatic and mythic interpretation of revolutionary change at Rome in the turbulent period between roughly 44 and 38 BC. Virgil introduced political clamor largely absent from Theocritus' poems, called idylls ("little scenes" or "vignettes"), even though erotic turbulence disturbs the "idyllic."
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